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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark rich black stout utilizing humongous amounts of roasted barley, black malt, flatted barley and Warrior, Green Bullet and Willamette hops. Thick enough to fill potholes!


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, - APR 27, 2013
another pretty damn good stout lots of sharp flavour possibly the darkest beer i have drank to date super solid though really good roasted malt flovur with a very mild bitterness from the hops great and easy to drink


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (972) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate and a touch of coffee, pretty simple but nice. Taste is roasty chocolate and coffee as well, some nice bitterness, a hint of vanilla as it warms. Tastes a little light for an imperial stout, but great flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Sample 1/16/16 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-Pours black with a small head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste of the same. This full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
Rating #1478 03.03.2015 - On tap @underground_edm. Jet black with a creamy beige head. Bitter dark roast, molasses, coffee, earth with a creamy sweetness and a smooth silky mouthfeel. Some chocolate and cocoa notes as well. Supah sludgy. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
Draft - Nitro - Dark roasty sweetness. Jet black with a creamy beige head. Bitter dark roast with a creamy sweetness and a smooth silky mouthfeel. Some chocolate and cocoa notes as well. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle - 1L crowned with a swing-top. Black pour with a tall, frothy brown head. Roasted malt, molasses, vanilla and chocolate int he aroma. Taste is molasses, roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate notes, light coffee and burnt caramel. Body is medium-full with a moderate, dense, creamy carbonation and a mild stickiness. Ends with more vanilla, molasses, roasted malt, toasted dark bread, burnt caramel and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1268) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Bouteille 1L, gracieuseté de Erik-P lors du CanBIF Fall 2015, Thanks Erik! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée crémeuse laissant une dentelle baveuse. Arôme de malt torréfié, café noir, alcool, chocolat noir.. Goût de malt torréfié, café noir, chocolat, un peu sucré, légère amertume. Carbonatation moyenne-faible. corps moyen-dense.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (904) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
A huge thanks to Matt for this beer! Bière partagée à 5 lors d’un souper chez François Moisan. La bière est noire et la mousse presque blanche. Celle-ci colle très bien à mon verre droit. Un nez chocolaté de malts rôtis. Je note du caramel, du chocolat au lait et une touche vanillée. Un nez de bon impérial stout classique finalement. Rien d’extraordinaire, mais que du bon et bien réalisé! en bouche le liquide est fourbu d’une belle base maltée tout en demeurant plutôt léger. Belle densité, effervescence plaisante, la bière manque cependant peut-être d’un peu de corps pour une impériale stout à 9% d’alcool. Chaude en bouche, alcool plus ou moins bien dissimulé et facile à boire, ce n’est pas un grand stout, mais tout de même une bière très bien faite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5058) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Aroma is dark malts, chocolate, mild sweetness and a hint of acidity. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, dark fruit, mild funk and and a long and dry/acidic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3590) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Large shared bottle in Atlanta. A: dark reddish brown body is nearly black and opaque in the glass. Flavor: Rich and dark roasty without char. Enticing aroma. Smooth, full body with medium-light carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4473) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2015
1 liter swingtop. Opaque ebony with a thin film of espresso-colored creamy foam on top. Aroma of dark chocolate, mocha cream, and touches of char and toffee. Flavors of coffee, char, bittersweet chocolate, dark toffee, prune and hints of blackberry. The blackstrap molasses shows just a bit in the long finish, along with a touch of citrus and dried leaf. Heavy body never gets sticky and has a mostly smooth, medium carbonation that suits this beer well. Very easy drinking for such a heavy bodied brew.


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